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    Legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden will be inducted into Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rockwalk on Sunset Blvd. on August 19th at 7:30 p.m. Renowned for such groundbreaking albums in the 80’s as the multi platinum “The Number of the Beast”, “Piece of Mind” and “Powerslave”, and more recently “Brave New World” and “Dance of Death”, Iron Maiden were and remain one of the most influential and foremost bands of the heavy metal genre having sold over 65 Million albums Wordwide to date, despite the fact that they are rarely heard on the radio.

    It has always been on stage with their fans in front of them that Maiden, with outstanding musicianship and remarkable stage productions, have been most at home. Even after 12 remarkably successful World Tours over the last 25 years, the band’s popularity still continues to grow. During this Summer’s European Tour they performed to half a million people over 20 shows, topping the bill at a series of Europe’s biggest Rock Festivals as well as their own headline Stadium shows including Gothenburg, Sweden, where all 55,000 tickets sold out in the space of two hours of going on sale some 8 months before the show day. This concert was also broadcast live on Prime Time TV across Scandanavia, the first live broadcast for any band there since Live Aid in 1985!

    In the last few weeks, Maiden have been storming the USA appearing on this years
    Ozzfest, receiving glowing reviews from all parts of the USA – “Iron Maiden is the stand out band of this tour” states the Hollywood Reporter, Chicago tribune says “Dickinson’s soaring battle cries held the crowd spellbound” while in the Virginia Star, “Iron Maiden deserves every accolade thrown it’s way”.

    Once the band finish in the USA in Los Angeles on Aug 20 they will conclude the summer tour with headline appearances at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, performing to a sold out audiences of 120,000 over the two shows.

    To close off this year the band will release “Death On The Road”, a double live Album on August 30th in the USA through Sanctuary Records and also a spectacular Triple DVD of the same show shortly afterwards, filmed on their last album tour in 2003. Early in 2006 the band will start working on a new studio album which will see them back on the road later that year.

    Hollywood’s RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. Their handprints and signatures will reside alongside other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Aerosmith, B. B. King, Van Halen, James Brown, George Martin, Steve Miller, Sonic Youth, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Carl Perkins, John Lee Hooker, The Ramones, Bonnie Raitt and Holland-Dozier-Holland among others.

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